Finding Balance

Sometimes it is hard to find a balance between work and play.  Lately we have been really busy and finding balance has been harder than normal.  I keep hoping that things will slow down for us, but I really do not see that happening anytime soon.

On Father’s Day we took time to relax and just be together.  It was nice for me not to have my mind distracted with school work.  Lately I have had to do a lot of studying because of my current course load. Three classes in six weeks is starting to look like a mistake.  I am missing the time that I normally have with my kids and husband during the summer.  

David and I are making time to have date nights but with our busy schedules it is sometimes difficult for us to plan nights for the two of us to be together.  On our last date night I had so many school deadlines looming that I could not keep my mind focused on David.  I kept getting distracted by the school related topics that were running through my head.  I was a horrible date that night.  If it were our first date he probably never would have asked me out again.

I have to do better at really being with my family when I am with them.  Finding balance is not easy, but it is something that is worth the effort.  I know that I am a good mom and wife, I just need to do better at finding balance.

One Response to “Finding Balance”

  1. Greg Sykes says:

    Yeah. I’m kinda tired of life happening. It seems like we keep making changes to get to that point you talk about but all of them just make things worse.

    Thanks for the post. As awful as it sounds, this brings me comfort and makes me feel like maybe I’m not doing everything wrong.

    You are awesome. You’ve somehow managed to create an amazing family that will be defined by love. I hope the same can be said about us one day.

    Reply from Donna;
    Greg thanks, I feel like I am far from awesome and have more doubts and fears in my life than I care to admit. I think David and I are finally moving from the stage of “cruise control” to being the drivers. You and your family are in my constant prayers. I am so glad that you guys are part of our lives, your friendship has helped us more than you will ever know.